Geplaatst: 26 januari
This is a rant. I have to get this out of my system. This game was fun at first. I guess it was quite fun for a reasonably long time even, but towards the end I've just started despising it, and just don't even want to finish. There are just a couple of things that piss me off way too much.
1. The difficulty system sucks. First of all, the difficulty level raises too much towards the end. Naturally a game's difficulty should be raising as you're getting better and as the game progresses, but it should be raising gradually and not too steeply. Neither is the case here. All of a sudden when you're at the global league or whatever it's called, you're wondering if you accidentally cranked the difficulty level up a couple of notches. But you didn't, this is just how the game decided to up the challenge. A ♥♥♥♥ load at once.
Secondly, the difficulty comes from the wrong things. You see, at the start grid they always place you near the end, and the best NPCs always start from the front. And then the guys between you and the people you really want to win drive slow as snails, while preventing you from passing. Also, many of the tracks are so narrow that it's not so easy to pass in the first place. So for the first couple of laps you'll be trying to get past the snails while hoping the big boys haven't gotten too big of a head start, and then for the last laps you'll be desperately trying to catch up. And if you do catch up, the computer of course finds a turbo setting in their car, and makes it go a little bit, but noticeably, faster than yours. If you manage to pass them, they will never fall far behind. No matter if you caught up to them by consistently driving laps several seconds faster than them, they'll now miraculously find a bit more speed and keep up. Their better car (even when it's the same F3 you all have) makes sure they're in the position to overtake, too. None of this amuses me.
2. Music is bad.
3. Voice acting is not great, and the lines they tell are obnoxious. Once I was considerably behind from my teammate, who had informed me that he is leading the race. My business partner or whoever that guy is, also informed me that it's my teammate who is ahead of me. Then my teammate told me he can see me right behind him, when clearly he couldn't see me, because I was not on the same straight as he was. A bit later I caught up to him and passed him, and he then informed me that he is right behind me. He also informed me that he's on the second position. He then went on to assure me that he "has my back". In the next corner he bumped into me and made me crash into the wall.
4. Your teammate is an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. He barely benefits you at all. Most of the time he'll just be in your way or crashing into you. When you finally manage to overtake him, he apparently loses all interest and doesn't even try to make life harder for your opponents. Or meet the sponsor goals.
5. And what the ♥♥♥♥ is up with the sponsor system anyway? You have to go check and rearrange your sponsors after every race, because maybe you just got a new sponsor that gives more money than one of your previous sponsors. That's some tedious, annoying micro management that doesn't serve any purpose and isn't relevant to anything. It's just there to advertise the companies, I guess, which is lame.
♥♥♥♥ this game.